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How a Gift from Schoolchildren Let the Soviets Spy on the U.S. for 7 Years

Attention, ambassadors: inspect every present carefully.<p>The Great Seal that held a listening device. (Photo: NSA/Public Domain)<p>In 1946, a group of …

United Nations

Euro 2016 turf war: French blame English-based groundsman over 'poor pitches'

French grass chiefs have launched a blistering attack on an England-based turf expert amid a diplomatic row surrounding the quality of pitches at Euro 2016.<p>The nation's grass association has directed blame at Leeds-based consultant Richard Hayden after the host country came under fire as for …

Soccer

Euro 2016: What's wrong with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo?

<b>Goalless, frustrated, angry - the mood of Cristiano Ronaldo has matched the weather so far here in Paris; the odd sliver of sunshine, but lots of rain.</b><p>On Saturday, the night of his record 128th appearance for his country - passing the tally of Luis Figo - the Real Madrid forward failed to break …

Soccer
Soccer

N Korea conducts mid-range missile tests

<b>North Korea has test-fired two mid-range ballistic missiles from its eastern coast, says South Korea.</b><p>The first launch was considered to have failed, travelling about 150km (90 miles) before landing in the sea.<p>But the second, launched hours later, flew about 400km and reached an altitude of 1,000km, …

North Korea
Soccer

Scientists have discovered an ancient city that may be a terrible omen for modern civilization

Archaeologists have discovered several medieval cities, buried beneath the forest floor in Cambodia: The largest is said to rival the modern Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, in size.<p>It's a monumental discovery, based on two major archaeological surveys of the area around Siem Reap, not far from the …

Archaeology

Inside NASA's Mars Mission

Exclusive photos of the capsule and rocket that could carry humankind to Mars<p>NASA’s $18 billion Orion program will deliver humans to the surface of Mars sometime in the 2030s. For the first time, the agency opened its doors—at three facilities around the country—to give us an exclusive look as they …

Space Exploration
Soccer

Euro 2016: Russia exit in 'disgrace', according to press

<b>It has been a week to forget for Russian sport. First the ban over doping which threatens their athletes' participation in the Rio Olympics, then a humiliating group-stage exit from Euro 2016.</b><p>During Monday's 3-0 defeat by Wales which sealed their fate and led coach Leonid Slutsky to offer his …

Soccer

Record-breaker Lionel Messi fires Argentina into Copa America final with USA thrashing

Lionel Messi became Argentina's all-time record goalscorer as the two-time world champions outclassed the United States 4-0 to reach the Copa America Centenario final here Tuesday.<p>Messi curled in a magnificent 32nd-minute free-kick to take his total to 55 goals as the United States' campaign ended …

Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest on Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet Rumours

Reports that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has terminated the lease on his Turin home have fuelled speculation about a possible move to Real Madrid, although the Italian club’s director, Giuseppe Marotta, has encouraged the Frenchman to stay in Italy.<p>According to <i>La</i> <i>Gazzetta dello Sport</i> (h/t …

Soccer

FALSE: Octopus DNA Comes From Space

CLAIM<p>Researchers sequenced octopus genomes and discovered alien DNA. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail and Twitter, June 2016<p>So many …

Jose Mourinho Must Make Marcus Rashford a Key Part of His Manchester United Plan

Marcus Rashford has shown a level of composure and ability in the first few months of his fledgling career that should mark him out for a vital role in Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.<p>He made his competitive international debut for England against Wales on 16 June, and unlike his European, …

Soccer

Real Madrid re-sign Arsenal and Chelsea target Alvaro Morata from Juventus

Real Madrid will exercise their right to buy back the contract of their former player Alvaro Morata from Juventus, the Spanish club confirmed on Tuesday.<p>"Real Madrid have informed Juventus FC of their decision to salvage the federative rights on the player Alvaro Morata, who will join up with the …

Soccer

RUMOURS: Leicester reject Liverpool's £7m Chilwell bid

The English champions have rebuffed the Reds' initial offer and want £10 million for talks to begin on their starlet<p>Leicester City have turned away Liverpool's £7 miillion offer for Ben Chilwell, according to the <i>Telegraph</i>.<p>The 19-year-old has a year left to run on his contract but the Foxes are …

Soccer

China will never advance as a society if it remains obsessed with playing the victim

Many hoped a better future was on the horizon after Chinese president Xi Jinping promised in the beginning of his tenure to usher in a new era by cracking down on corruption in the Communist Party of China (CPC). But in the four years since his ascension, the central tenor of his “reform”-focused …

China

Team discovers ancient naval base off the coast of Athens

A team working off the coast of Athens has uncovered the remains of an ancient naval base, estimated to be about 2,500 years old.<p>Alongside a team of Greek colleagues, Danish Marine archaeologist Bjorn Loven from the University of Copenhagen located the remains of six ship sheds, used to protect …

Archaeology

Euro 2016: Wayne Rooney surprised at omission, Roy Hodgson defends selection

<b>England manager Roy Hodgson says he has no regrets over his team selection against Slovakia despite captain Wayne Rooney's surprise at being dropped.</b><p>BBC Sport understands Rooney was surprised to have been left out of the starting XI as England drew 0-0 to finish second behind Wales in Group B.<p>The …

Soccer

WATCH: The Blackest Material on Earth Can Make Dense Metal Float

Whoa!<p>One of the very first things you'll learn in science class is that if something is denser than water, it sinks. A rock or a hunk of metal is …

Aluminum

10 Interesting Facts About Slavery In Ancient Rome

From our perspective, slavery is one of the most controversial institutions of the past. We see slavery as an inhumane, immoral, and intolerable …

History of Humanistic and Rational Thought in the Arab world

<i>Last Edited: 4th of May 2016</i><p>There is a rich and often overlooked tradition of humanistic thought in Arab history that this page aims to highlight. …

Archaeologists vs. robbers in Israel's race to find ancient scrolls

TZEELIM VALLEY, Israel (Reuters) - The disposable paper face masks offer little protection from the clouds of dust that fill the cliffside cave where Israeli archaeologists are wrapping up the largest excavation in the Judean desert of the past half-century.<p>Clipped into safety harnesses, volunteers …

Archaeology

When Iraq Expelled Its Jews to Israel: The Inside Story

Immigrants from Iraq soon after landing at Lod Airport, summer 1951. Photo: Teddy Brauner, GPO.<p>After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis …

Israel
Engineering
Diets

The documentary that proves the Yeti exists. Almost certainly

It’s a myth that has endured for centuries, but is the creature claptrap, a polar bear hybrid – or an Aryan uber-hominid the Nazis were sent off to seek? Meet the Yeti hunters<p>Yetis! The myth has endured for centuries, but despite its longevity, there are really only two sides of the debate you can …

Bears
Archaeology

Messi set for court appearance on June 2

The Argentine has been called to appear in court on tax fraud charges just four days before his nation kicks off in the Copa America against Chile in Santa Clara<p>Lionel Messi will testify in court on June 2 as he attempts to prove his innocence against tax fraud charges.<p>The Barcelona star and his …

Soccer